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Five Firms Vie for Train-Trail Connector Path Study

The path would connect the new Paoli Transportation Center to the Chester Valley Trail via West Central Avenue and Cedar Hollow Road.

Five firms have submitted proposals to conduct a study gauging the feasibility of a path connecting the nascent Paoli Transportation Center to the Chester Valley Trail, according to the agency that commissioned the study.

The Transportation Management Authority of Chester County announced a request for proposals to build the pathway in January. 

The pathway is represented as a blue line on the attached map. It would give pedestrians and bicyclists a safe route between two destinations that are not yet open—the second phase of the county trail and the redeveloped, expanded Paoli Septa station. 

According to Mary Alice Springs, Transportation Planning and Operations Manager at TMACC, five proposals were received by the Feb. 22 deadline. TMACC will select one of the proposals to move forward by March 14, Springs said. 

See a map of the Chester Valley Trail here.

See a map of the proposed Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center here.

See TMACC's request for proposals here. Excerpt below [emphasis added]:

The Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC), in partnership with Tredyffrin and Willistown Townships and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking a qualified consulting firm or consulting team to complete a shovel-ready feasibility study and design for a 1.4 mile multiuse pathway segment connecting the Paoli Train Station in Paoli, PA to the Chester Valley Trail (CVT) at the Vanguard Headquarters Campus and Matthews Rd via West Central Avenue and Cedar Hollow Road in Malvern, PA.

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